i've been slowly working on the teg. very slowly.
power steering is all the way in, along with the itr exhaust manifold
intake manifold back on. good grief, those middle nuts at manifold to cylinder head connection are ridiculous to try and reinstall. its all plumbed up about 95% too. got the fuel rail, injectors, and fuel hose all connected too.
i say 95% complete because for the life of me i cannot recall what connects to this nipple sticking out of the throttle body. its not the evap canister, got that ruled out already. little help with this one?
i also started the most terrifying process yet on this car. i cut this piece off the car to start the rear rust repair. i'm starting small, because i dont want to have to cut off more than i need and replace more than i need. so a few things i'm finding out so far. the rust to the inner panel is pretty bad. the outter is not bad at all other than what you could plainly see.
cut this off
exposed this portion of the wheel arch and inner panel.
you can see how trashed the inner panel is in the lip area
so far, i actually do not anticipate needing to cut off any additional outer panel for rust repair, maybe to get better access to the inner panel for repair.
luckily, i have one of these for both sides
and the inner panels they came with are in decent shape, so i;ll probably end up cutting material off these ones and welding them to the car
so, this is definitely more than the body work i'm used to and have previous experience with. it probably shows lol. if i take my time, and keep doing my research, hopefully this will turn out ok.